Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2021, 11:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 351
Full timing - Exercise/workout - Important - How do you do it

We've full timed for over a year ... pending my retirement in 6 months
We stay in a decent RV park ... has no work out equipment room
A couple of hundred RVs park here ... I've only seen two people with a work out routine ... outside ... in the past year
My wife uses the local YMCA now ... I did until covid ... haven't started back

This might not seem like an RV topic but I'm trying to figure out ... how were going to do this after I retire and are full time RV traveling (my wife has asked me about this)

Exercise is critical to your health and mobility
I've found, now that I'm 64, the less I exercise, the harder it is to do required activities ... the harder it is to even get up off the ground. Essentially use it or lose it.

While its important to exercise when your older to be able to move and do work ... of course ... it is important to your health and longevity

Question for FT travelers:
1) do you exercise?
2) If yes, what have you found that works for you?

thanks in advance
swduns is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-06-2021, 11:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 123
My wife and I work out 5 days a week. Start out with 30 minutes of Yoga, then about an hour of burpees/squats/etc. We use bands for resistance instead of weights. Some of the rowdier stuff like jumping jacks and wall stands we do outside. We also go for hour long hikes almost daily.
2003 Monaco Dynasty
2020 Chevy Spark Toad
RS505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 12:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 18,245
We doesn't need a gym to work out
Resistance Bands, hand weights, stretching, push ups, walks/bicycle etc

One only needs to 'be active' vs sitting around
FTng.....go explore/adventure
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 12:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,441
The wife and I like weights. So we carry a small selection with us, and we do drop in/weekly rates wherever we are. We also are retired military and use base gyms as much as possible.

There are quite a few gyms that have national presence - find one that meets your needs and join it. We prefer to find local run places if we can, so we haven't joined a chain.

We also go for walks a couple times a day, long hikes on the weekend, and bike rides. It all adds up for us.
2001 Volvo VNL660
2018 DRV Fullhouse JX450
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
aknavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 12:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 15,008
We hiked, took long fast walks (no jogging - hard on the joints), tennis and pickleball, long bike rides. No gyms for us.
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 05:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Northern California
Posts: 718
Hook a generator up to an old treadmill. Use that to charge the batteries.

Seriously, I think it is very wise to think of the need for exercise. And there are some good pointers here. Stay healthy!

2021 Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD.
2018 RAM 1500 6 cyl Ecodiesel
"Have Rod Will Fish"
Ldubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 07:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
rollondown's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 953
Walk, Hike, Bike if possible, bands, yoga, stretches, old fashion PT style exercises.
rollondown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 08:18 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 10
Search Amazon for adjustable weights.
A whole weight set in a 75 lb package.
Combine with a folding portable bench and you can do nearly all strength training.
rollinbrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2021, 08:55 PM   #9
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 31
Body weight exercise

Consider a TRX system, we used it in the military when in the field. We had to carry everything. The TRX straps were light and small enough to pack it our rucks. Good for maintaining muscle mass and contributes some to balance. Jump rope or climbing stairs for cardio.
Youtube has some great advice for older individuals.
As you get older it becomes even more important to exercise. Falls causing broken hips, wrists and shoulders are a major contributor to poor quality of life. Number one factor to prevent falls is to maintain strength and balance.
Maintain physical activity to maintain independence.
Keep moving!
PbFoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2021, 05:52 AM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 803
Iím 69 and jog 4-5 miles every other day no matter where we are. In fact I am getting ready to run as I post this at an RV park in Eureka Springs, AR. A lot of hills here but doable. No walking.... only jogging. Best cardio you can get but one must start out really slow and work up to a good rhythm.
U.S. Army Retired, 2002 Beaver Patriot Thunder
40 Ft, CAT C12, 455 HP, 1550 Ft Lbs Torque
Towing 2019 Chevy Equinox, AWD Turbo Diesel
MO Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2021, 08:46 AM   #11
Community Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,597
Wife walks around 3 1/2 miles a day. Myself I try to bike around 5-6 miles a day. She usually gets in around 10,000 steps a day I am happy with around 6,000 total, not including my bike rides.
2018 Road Warrior 427/2016 golf cart (gas)
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/4:10
2 Dachshunds DJ (RIP 9-12-19) & Joey (RIP 5-14-21)
hamm2018 is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you learn everything you need to about full-timing, Domicile, medical, ect. needhelp2rv Full-Timers 8 06-13-2017 09:45 PM
Any Novels with a Full Timer as the main focus - not about RVing and Full Timing dexters General Discussion 8 03-26-2017 07:30 PM
What would you call it? Part-timing, Full-timing, or Most-Timing? RedneckExpress General Discussion 11 06-26-2008 03:05 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.